It’s spring and you know what that means, Spring Cleaning! I can hear the moans and groans from here, but once you clear out all of your broken eye shadow and worn out brushes you will feel like you’re ready to conquer the year. So grab a pen and paper and take a moment to think of what you need to accomplish.
Fashion: Go through your clothes and organize everything. Old clothes, never-been-worn clothes and items that don’t fit do not belong in your wardrobe. Pack them up and drop them off at your local CrossRoads where you can exchange nicer items for cash or give them to your local GoodWill. Then, organize the remaining pieces hanging in your closet and folded items in your drawers.
Beauty: Your makeup only lasts for so long and it’s important to follow the guidelines. Get rid of all that old lipstick in the bottom of your makeup bag and create space for newer items!
Here are the most popular items and their expiration dates:
Brushes: The key to long lasting makeup is taking care of it and cleaning your brushes regularly. For brush cleaning I put a few drops of baby shampoo in the palm of my hand and swirl the brush around until the makeup is cleaned off. Run it underneath some warm water, squeeze out the excess and reshape the brush. Reshaping allows it to retain its shape and the maintains the purpose of the brush. Lastly, lay it down flat on a towel to dry.
Hair Care: Spring cleaning also involves getting rid of everything you don’t use anymore. Hair care products are no exception. Any gels, hair sprays or deep conditioner that you don’t use anymore can be tossed.
Self: It’s time to let go of your unhealthy habits that are only holding you back from your best self. Grab your pen and paper again and jot down what you ate and drank throughout the day. If you’re not writing down water, veggies or fruit that there may be an issue. Don’t think of this as a new diet to just pretend to do while summer is approaching, think of this as a lifestyle. Healthy eating habits only lead to a healthier lifestyle in general. Getting started can be tricky, but once you get it down it will become easier!
By Sasha Azoqa